[uf-discuss] Hello / Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC)

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Tue Nov 8 15:09:31 PST 2005

Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 05-11-07 à 11:51, Tantek Çelik a écrit :
>>> Disambiguation of names
>>> (attribute values) within a document is achieved through (for want of
>>> a better phrase) Intelligent Design, i.e. the 'approved' microformats
>>> are constructed with the prior intention that naming clashes won't
>>> happen.
>> A better way of putting this is that the disambiguation is achieved  
>> through
>> the social design of having a *very* open community (microformats.org)
> being a very open community, unfortunately doesn't necessary address  
> universality. I wish it was another way. But yes the openness is a  key 
> and an advantage.

I think this speaks to one of the mental leaps that people have to make 
when coming to this community: Microformats are *not* a general purpose 
mechanism for expressing arbitrary semantic data in XHTML; thus, the 
issue of universality doesn't come up too often!

Regards, etc...

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